Touring car racer takes on Ford Focus and VW Golf in the new Astra
18 June 2009

The new Vauxhall Astra has been put through its paces at the Millbrook proving ground by double British Touring Car Champion Fabrizio Giovanardi.

The results have been recorded on video by Vauxhall, with highlights including a brief shot of the new Vauxhall Astra being launched over Millbrook's famous jump, and some cheeky overtaking moves on a VW Golf and Ford Focus.

You can watch the video by following the link below:

New Vauxhall Astra chases its rivals

For pictures and details of the new Vauxhall Astra click on the link below:

New Vauxhall Astra revealed

Our Verdict

Vauxhall Astra 2009-2015

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the best-looking hatchbacks, but average dynamics and performance hamper its overall appeal

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Our Verdict

Vauxhall Astra 2009-2015

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the best-looking hatchbacks, but average dynamics and performance hamper its overall appeal

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Driven this week